I have a friend who is moving away and to send her off, I made an apron. The ladies from our small group all came up with a word that we thought was descriptive of our friend, ant those words got sewn on the pockets.
A year or two ago, we did the same thing for another moving-away friend and she says she still loves using it. I am now offering free aprons to any friends who promise NOT to move away. Ha!
This one is made from my own self-drafted pattern. That is about the extent of my pattern making skillz so far. I am in love with this fabric. It makes me wish I had a window over my sink because I would so make curtains of this!